Young Medical Leaders Program


Executive Education - Open Programs

Patrícia Rodrigues


Phone: (+351) 217 214 220



More Information

8th edition: started on May 30th, 2017
Schedule: download here (available in portuguese only)

9th edition: starts on May 2018
Schedule: available soon

Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Duration: 50 hours


Program Description

Why study Health Management?

The Health sector is today multidisciplinary, complex, and expensive, and also the most important pillar of modern societies. The Health Services Management is more and more an area with a holistic approach that benefits, simultaneously, the participation of the academic world and business area. It is permanently updating and needs similarly the contributions of different health professionals.

 Interns and young specialists must, along with their professional development, learn techniques of services management in which the behavior and quantitative dimensions are always present.

Within this framework, and in the context of professional challenges more and more unpredictable, the management training by means of an integrated program is the best way to each young doctor to cooperate in the development of the National Health System (both public and private).

CATÓLICA-LISBON, along with the prestige and educational experience Healthcare Management themes, in Portugal and in an international context, intends to respond to an ongoing request from medical practitioners at the beginning of their career with the YMLP (Young Medical Leaders Program).

Main Goal

To identify and prepare young Doctors that might on a medium-term step into a position of leading and managing change in the healthcare systems they work in.


Frederico Furriel

Assistente Hospitalar de Urologia
Centro Hospitalar de Leiria
Programa de Gestão para Jovens Médicos
“Quando terminei o internato, apercebi-me que, apesar das bem exercitadas competências técnico-científicas médicas, me sentia pouco preparado para abordar os desafios da gestão e otimização de um sistema de saúde cada vez mais exigente e em transformação constante. O YMLP foi uma excelente forma de abrir os meus horizontes para essas áreas, e uma aposta ganha. ”